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for areas of southeastern virginia as well as delaware, then on into new jersey and our area as well. so we get more in, another two to four inches. we'll probably see some gusts to about 40 miles per hour. jim? >> all right. thank you. our team coverage continues now with the news 4's chris gordon. he's live in kensington where it's dry now but a second rou of torrential rain is expected to hit as we've heard later tonight. >> reporter: we covered a lot of territory today. no matter which maryland community we checked on, we found that people shared similar stories. standing watern the curb lane took many motorists by surprise in beltsville. in bowie, the driving rain made driving difficult. >> i was driving 30 miles an hour coming down 202. >> reporter: were you scared? >> yes. cars coming towards me with no lights on. >> reporter: prince georges and anne arundel counties, roads were clos because of large pools of water that made driving dangerous. in some cases the floodwaters made their way to local homes. >> it's overflowing near my house and running both sides all around my house. >>
. >> reporter: commuters here ar from maryland, virginia, west virginia and pennsylvania. and over on 95, could you find drives from any state in the union and tourists from any country in the world. this new maryland ban on handheld cell pne use while drive ago driving applies to all of thm. no texting, no handheld cell phones. the goal is to cut down on distracted driving. last year in maryland, there were 549 traffic fatalities. a large number were caused by distctions. >> 30% of those recent crashes have been related to people using their cell phones or texting. and we want to make sure that people understand, evenhough we think we can do three or four things in the car at one time, it's never a good idea. >> reporter: texting while driving was made a primary offense last year. it took longer to get the new law bang handheld cell phone use while driving. it's a secondary offense. which means if the driver gets stopped for speeding or neglect driving. they can also get ticketed for drivi with a handheld cell phone. >> i hope that message gets around, and particularly to young people. we pass
throughout the afternoon. sterling, virginia coming in at 78 degrees, herndon about the same. quantico coming in at 81. 71 degrees by 9:00 a.m., 67 by 11:00, waking up and walking out tohe door around 7:00 a.m., 61 degrees, with plenty of sunshine. more nice weather to come. and three, three tropical systems to talk about. i'llreak it down for you coming up. >> busy out ere. >> when we come right back. a local man is found murdered in florida, and the bizarre circumstances surrounding his death continue t unfold tonight. >>> bus drivers spend a second day on strike, causing a problem for commuters. a battle over technology keeping them from getting behin the wheel. >>> farewe to friday's? who's considering giving state workers a day off to cut budget costs. words alone aren't enough. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hoteor restaurant workers who lost the jobsto the spi. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf d that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means workin
waiting. dominion has 171 customers without power in northern virginia. we continue our team coverage in potomac in a community that's lost power with every storm. tracy wilkins tells us they are considering desperate measures. >> we have definitely seen worse weather than what we have had today, but for folks in river falls it doesn't seem to take much more than tis tonock out power. >> this year in particular has been very bad. there's always been power outages you wouldn't expect in this neighborhood. > reporter: now with light rain, no power again. but since so many of the homes of the community are on separate grids it's not a problem for everyone, just the same people over and over agai >> i have a 10-year-old afraid to be in the house when it rains by himself because he assume the power will go out. >> reporter: even with underground lines neighbors say the power outages persisted. now they have started a community listserv online. the main topic of discussion by more than two dozen families, where to get a good generator. some are considering purchasing them in bulk to cut dow
the causes of tod's fire. we're live tonight in lorton, virginia. back to you in the studio. >> chris gordon, thank you, chris. >>> severe storm are rolling through parts of our area this evening. >> let's get straight to doug kammerer who is tracking the storm. >> the biggest storm out there earlier is now out of there. the good news is we are going to continue to see these me their way through parts of the area over the nex couple of hours. let's take a look and show you what's happening across the region. we saw one big storm earlier towa toward loudoun county. it is very, very weak. the only severe storm we have the s down toward madison green and orange counties. that continues to make its way toward the east. maybe some hail and winds. let's zoom in on that storm system that was right around the district. five minutes ago, there was still some rain left. it is all gone now. that's very good news. a we widen out,still more toward pennsylvania. and we'r expecting these to continue to make their way on down to the south and east. the entire area, under a 73 thunderstorm watch until 10:00
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